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Dental Hygiene Program

College of Clinical and Rehabilitative Health Sciences

Curriculum

Please see the Dental Hygiene Program page in the ETSU catalog for details about admission, expenses, our retention policy, graduation requirements, and course requirements.

Suggested Course Sequence

(W) Means a course is writing intensive
(T) Means a course is technology intensive
(O) Means a course is oral intensive

Course
 
 
Credits
First Semester - Fall
 
 
 
ENGL
1010
Critical Reading & Expository Writing
3
MATH
1530
Probability & Statistics
3
HIST
2010
U.S. History to 1877
3
HSCI
2010/2011
Anatomy and Physiology I & Lab
4
 
 
Total
13
Second Semester - Spring
 
 
 
ENGL
1020
Critical Thinking & Argumentation
3
HSCI
2020/2021
Anatomy and Physiology II & Lab
4
PSYC
1310
Intro to Psychology
3
HIST
2020
U.S. History since 1877
3
 
 
Total
13
Third Semester - Fall
 
 
 
CHEM
1030
Introduction to Chemistry Survey
4
NTFD
2420
Principles of Nutrition
3
SPCH
 
Oral Communication SPCH 1300 or 2300 or 2320
3
ENGL
 
Literature (ETSU students  or transfer students bringing in less than 50 hours should take ENGL 2210 or 2220 or 2430 to meet witing intensive requirement.) 
3
 
 
Total
13
Fourth Semester - Spring
 
 
 
HSCI
2230
Introduction to Microbiology Lecture and Lab
4
 
 
Fine Arts Elective
3
 
 
Humanities Elective (ETSU students and those transferring in less than 50 hours should take a writing intensive humanities such as PHIL 2020 or ENGL 3280 in order to meet writing intensive requirements.)
3
SOCI
1020
Introduction to Sociology
3
 
 
Total
13
Fifth Semester - Fall
 
 
 
DHYG
2020
Dental Anatomy and Histology
3
DHYG
2030
Pre-Clinical Dental Hygiene Lecture
3
DHYG
2031
Pre-Clinical Dental Hygiene Lab
3
DHYG
2040
Dental Office Emergencies
2
DHYG
2050
Occupational Safety for Dental Hygiene Care Workers
1
DHYG
2060
Introduction to DHYG
1
DHYG
4010
Teaching Strategies for Allied Health (W) (O)
3
 
 
Total
16
Sixth Semester - Spring
 
 
 
DHYG
2130
Dental Hygiene Clinical Seminar 1
1
DHYG
2131
Dental Hygiene Clinical Practice 1
4
DHYG
2160
Periodontology
3
DHYG
2170
Dental Radiology
3
DHYG
2171
Dental Radiology Lab
1
DHYG
3020
General and Oral Pathology
3
 
 
Total
15
Seventh Semester - Summer
 
 
 
DHYG
3030
Dental Hygiene Clinical Seminar II
2
DHYG
3031
Dental Hygiene Clinical Practice II
4
DHYG
3010
Head and Neck Anatomy
2
DHYG
4000
Radiology Interpretation
1
DHYG
4030
Anesthesia and Pain Control
1
 
 
Total
10
Eighth Semester - Fall
 
 
 
DHYG
3110/11
Dental Materials Lecture and Lab
3
DHYG
3120
Pharmacology for Dental Hygiene
3
DHYG
3130
Community Dental Health
3
DHYG
4020
Dental Hygiene Clinical Seminar III (T)
1
DHYG
4021
Dental Hygiene Clinical Practice III
4
DHYG
4031
Anesthesia and Pain Control Lab
1
 
 
Total
15
Ninth Semester - Spring
 
 
 
DHYG
3200
Issues in Dental Hygiene
1
DHYG
4110
Supportive Periodontal Therapy
3
DHYG
4120
Dental Hygiene Clinical Seminar IV (W)
1
DHYG
4121
Dental Hygiene Clinical Practice IV
4
DHYG
4130
Geriatric Dental Hygiene (O)
2
DHYG
4141
Community and Rural Dental Health
1
 
 
Total
12
 
 
Total Dental Hygiene Credit Hours
68

Total Hours = 120     (Total dental hygiene credits = 68;  General Education Core credits = 41; Other required prerequisites = 11 credits) Note: CSCI 1100 is an additional ETSU graduation requirement and should be completed prior to completing 33 credits at ETSU.

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